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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

There Are No Girls on the Internet Outspoken

    • Technology
    • 4.0 • 771 Ratings

Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

    Willy Wonka AI fiasco; Google’s “woke” AI fiasco; Tumblr CEO transphobia fiasco; Wendy’s pricing fiasco – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Willy Wonka AI fiasco; Google’s “woke” AI fiasco; Tumblr CEO transphobia fiasco; Wendy’s pricing fiasco – NEWS ROUNDUP

    The less-than-magical Willy Wonka event, briefly explained: https://www.vox.com/technology/2024/2/28/24086217/willy-wonka-glasgow-scotland

    Why Google's 'woke' AI problem won't be an easy fix: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-68412620

    Black Nazis? A woman pope? That’s just the start of Google’s AI problem: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2024/2/28/24083814/google-gemini-ai-bias-ethics

    Tumblr CEO's public 'meltdown' is mocked, memed by users: https://mashable.com/article/tumblr-transphobia-matt-mullenweg

    X quietly revived anti-misgendering policy that Musk dropped last year: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/x-quietly-revived-anti-misgendering-policy-that-musk-dropped-last-year/

    He's America's Favorite Librarian — And He's Just Getting Started Spreading 'Library Joy': https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mychal-threets-america-favorite-librarian-tiktok_n_65ab2fe8e4b00bbb446f3f7d

    Wendy's says it won't use surge pricing for burgers after announcing 'dynamic pricing.' What's the difference between the 2?: https://news.yahoo.com/wendys-says-it-wont-use-surge-pricing-for-burgers-after-announcing-dynamic-pricing-whats-the-difference-between-the-2-175039236.html
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Who the F did she marry!?; Instamom exploitation; Bobbi Althoff deep fakes flood Twitter; What we know about Nex Benedict’s death – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Who the F did she marry!?; Instamom exploitation; Bobbi Althoff deep fakes flood Twitter; What we know about Nex Benedict’s death – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Here’s Why Everyone’s Watching the ‘Who TF Did I Marry?’ Series on TikTok: https://www.glamour.com/story/heres-why-everyones-watching-the-who-tf-did-i-marry-series-on-tiktok

    A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/us/instagram-child-influencers.html

    Nex Benedict: Everything We Know About 16-Year-Old Oklahoma Student’s Death: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/nex-benedict-everything-we-know-about-16-year-old-oklahoma-students-death

    Schumer, LGBTQ+ advocates back updated kids online safety bill: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/4469721-schumer-backs-updated-kids-online-safety-bill/ 

    Don’t Fall for the Latest Changes to the Dangerous Kids Online Safety Act: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2024/02/dont-fall-latest-changes-dangerous-kids-online-safety-act

    Joey on Stuff Mom Never Told You breaking down Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA): https://omny.fm/shows/stuff-mom-never-told-you/what-is-kosa-and-why-is-it-so-scary

    Bobbi Althoff deepfake spotlights X’s role as a top source of AI porn: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/02/22/x-twitter-bobbi-althoff-deepfake-porn-viral/ 

    How Ghana's Labour Act helped laid-off Twitter Africa staff to secure compensation: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/How-Ghana-s-Labour-Act-helped-laid-off-Twitter-Africa-staff-to-secure-compensation-1917450
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rest in Power Shafiqah Hudson, creator of #YourSlipIsShowing

    Rest in Power Shafiqah Hudson, creator of #YourSlipIsShowing

    Shafiqah Hudson made the internet better for all of us. In honor of her brilliant life cut tragically short, we’re replaying our conversation from 2020.

    After Shafiqah Hudson uncovered bad actors pretending to be Black women on Twitter, spreading disinformation and discord, she sounded the alarm to Twitter officials. Unfortunately, they ignored her. So she created the hashtag #YourSlipIsShowing to help stamp them out herself.
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    • 38 min
    Think twice about Temu; Is Facebook giving up on political content?; Abortion data sold by data brokers; People come together to destroy a self-driving car. NEWS ROUNDUP!

    Think twice about Temu; Is Facebook giving up on political content?; Abortion data sold by data brokers; People come together to destroy a self-driving car. NEWS ROUNDUP!

    Meta announces they will stop promoting "political" content, kicks the can on what "political" means. Internet shopping company Temu ran ads during the Super Bowl, but an awful lot of people claim that their app compromised their private information, and experts say it looks like malware. We don't recommend installing it! An unscrupulous anti-abortion company used geolocation data from a data broker to target people who had visited clinics with a national abortion misinformation campaign. On the streets of San Francisco strangers came together, put aside their differences, and joined forces to destroy a self-driving Waymo car. It's a news roundup! 

    Uber, Lyft, DoorDash drivers in the U.S. to strike on Valentine’s Day for fair pay: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/uber-lyft-doordash-drivers-us-strike-valentines-day-fair-pay-rcna138450

    Temu app contains ‘most dangerous’ spyware in circulation: class action lawsuit: https://www.fashiondive.com/news/temu-class-action-lawsuit-data-collection/699328/

    Would you buy this Temu purse? https://www.instagram.com/p/Crl1copvr_u/ 

    Instagram and Threads will no longer promote ‘political’ content. No one knows what they define as ‘political’ but it's a safe bet that (Daniel Day Lewis Voice) There Will Be Bias. https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/15/success/instagram-threads-political-content/index.html

    A data broker company tracked visits to 600 Planned Parenthood locations around the country, then sold the data to fuel an anti-abortion misinformation ad campaign, senator says: https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/13/planned-parenthood-location-track-abortion-ads-00141172

    Protesters Gather Outside OpenAI Headquarters: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2024-02-13/ai-protest-at-openai-hq-in-san-francisco-focuses-on-military-work?leadSource=reddit_wall

    A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco: https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/11/24069251/waymo-driverless-taxi-fire-vandalized-video-san-francisco-china-town

    Nearly 1 in 5 Americans believe Taylor Swift is involved in an election conspiracy theory: https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/MonmouthPoll_US_021424/

    Weird times for media outlets: https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-weekend-essay/is-the-media-prepared-for-an-extinction-level-event 
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    • 55 min
    Trad wives are lying to you online - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

    Trad wives are lying to you online - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

    Have you seen trad wife content on social media lately? Bridget joins Sam and ANney over at Stuff Mom Never Told You to break down what's behind it. 
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    • 45 min
    Lesbian bar drama on TikTok; BlueSky open for all; Creeps use AI to put clothes on women; Elon bankrolls Gina Carano’s Disney discrimination suit while simultaneously facing his own – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Lesbian bar drama on TikTok; BlueSky open for all; Creeps use AI to put clothes on women; Elon bankrolls Gina Carano’s Disney discrimination suit while simultaneously facing his own – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Listen to Joey breakdown TikTok’s crisis of femininity on Stuff Mom Never Told You: https://omny.fm/shows/stuff-mom-never-told-you/tiktoks-crisis-of-femininity 

    A Straight Woman Walks Into a Lesbian Bar… And Generates TikTok Controversy: https://www.them.us/story/tik-tok-lesbian-bar-drama-controversy-explained

    Bluesky is now open for anyone to join: https://techcrunch.com/2024/02/06/bluesky-is-now-open-for-anyone-to-join/

    Conservative influencers are using AI to cover up photos of sex workers: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/conservative-influencers-are-using-ai-cover-photos-sex-workers-rcna137341

    Gina Carano Sues Disney Over ‘Mandalorian’ Firing In Lawsuit Funded by Elon Musk:  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/gina-carano-sues-disney-mandalorian-firing-lawsuit-elon-musk-1235817466/

    SpaceX accused of sexual harassment and discrimination in ex-workers’ suit: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/feb/06/spacex-accused-sexual-harassment-discrimination
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    • 56 min

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